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Brent McElroy
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Guitar Makers

A place where luthiers can 'talk among themselves'.
Mar 19
varshnei joined Brent McElroy's group

Guitar Makers

A place where luthiers can 'talk among themselves'.
Jan 24
Charles F Morrison commented on Brent McElroy's group Guitar Makers
"Jim, In my opinion, the clipper ship represents the highest form of wind powered sailing ship. They were built for speed and preceded windjammers, which were built for tonnage. Clippers were primarily wooden ships, while windjammers had steel…"
Jan 18
Jim Swalley commented on Brent McElroy's group Guitar Makers
"Charles - Interesting bracing with the split ends.  And I love the clipper ship (windjammer?) through the sound hole.  I have a windjammer painting that looks similar, painted by my great-grandfather who saw them as a young man."
Jan 18
Charles F Morrison commented on Brent McElroy's group Guitar Makers
"I've built about 10 guitars with this bracing design, with and without the brace laminated flaring. They have all been consistently loud and tonally rich. The back bracing drops the main resonance frequency of the back considerably compared to…"
Jan 18
Luis Motta da Silva commented on Brent McElroy's group Guitar Makers
" Very, very interesting! I'm amazed at that top bracing!"
Jan 18
Charles F Morrison commented on Brent McElroy's group Guitar Makers
" Just to be a bit more complete, here's the back bracing."
Jan 18
Charles F Morrison commented on Brent McElroy's group Guitar Makers
"Luis, Here is an inside view of the top wherein all secrets are revealed. Well, not all. The main braces are laminated of 3 pieces and the ends flared to avoid too much top deformation at the ends. When the soundhole moves out of the main…"
Jan 18

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Guitar maker
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Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar
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At 1:50pm on July 28, 2011, Luis Motta da Silva said…
Hi, Brent,
I happened to br online, just saw your video. It was a very pleasant thing to watch, thank you very much for sharing.
At 6:41am on June 6, 2009, Tony Burt said…
Hi Brent ,, I have meaning to get over your way for some time now ,, I have some Film Collegues working at IslandTree on Bainbridge Island.. I think its not far from Seattle. So will definately look you up when I make it there
At 6:21am on June 5, 2009, Tony Burt said…
Hi Brent , checked out your site ,, beautifully crafted guitars I must say, would love to try them out some time when i am over your way
At 3:18pm on March 23, 2009, David Freeman said…
nice site Brent !
At 5:32pm on March 11, 2009, Edward Sparks said…
Hey Brent,
How did you get your pictures to load inside the message you left in the Guitar makers group? I thought I was loading mine so they would appear in the message and instead they appeared as a bunch of links??? Let me know what you think of my 8 string!
Thanks, Edward
At 4:20pm on March 11, 2009, Dano & Trish Franco said…
Brent...I just got a better look at some of your sound hole designs..."purty" darn nifty...I think some of the super looking rosettes are wood inlays versus the momma pearls etc.... some folks like the flashy glitter...I do too, but, the grain, light and dark contrasts of wood really puts a classy touch on the finished product. I just like wood!!

At 2:21pm on March 11, 2009, Dano & Trish Franco said…
What a gorgeous beauty there Brent. I noticed on #8 the placement of the position markers.....makes sense, easier to find between the frets looking downward. I joined this group as a wanna be builder/maker...have done some repair work and am colllecting/buying tools and wood. Haven't decided to go kit first versus just jumping in....probably just jump in...that's my style, just go for broke on the learning curve. I purchased "guitar building" by Cumpiano & Natelson afew years ago..have read the book at least 7 times. Have some other stuff too. You must get one heck of a sense of pride and satisfaction after standing back and admiring the finished surely should, no different than the Man up Above on the 7th day. It that your guitar Bill is playing on the song, if yes or sounds easy and mello.

I'm envious!

Best to ya.

At 4:26am on March 2, 2009, BISSY said…
plz brent, i;m a beginner, can send to me the chords of bill mize's love lifted me. showing the chords and the fingering on the fret.
At 4:20am on March 2, 2009, BISSY said…
can u plz tell me a site where i can download or print free guitar chords and i also want to know about finger picking . thanks
At 8:02pm on February 10, 2009, John black said…

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